Spotlight: Recruiting

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Zohn Burden
Zohn Burden

On June 1, the Board of Visitors received a report from the athletic department on several different topics. Over the course of several articles, we’re going to cover what went down at this meeting, and we’ll include the graphics that were actually presented at the meeting.

There are several different topics, including a major upgrade to the Merryman Center, Cassell Coliseum seating upgrades, etc. Today we’re going to start with the presentation made by Director of High School Relations Thomas Guerry.

We aren’t going to include every single image or go over every single point. However, you can view all of the images in this PDF document found on the Virginia Tech website.

Ever wonder what Virginia Tech’s new recruiting staff does? It’s quite simple. Director of Player Personnel Chuck Cantor and Thomas Guerry, along with their support staff, strive to put Virginia Tech’s coaches in a better position to recruit, according to the PDF. They provide the coaches with recruiting material, market the program to recruits on social media, and take care of some of the day-to-day things that had to be handled by the regular coaches in the past.

Having a separate department dedicated to recruiting is a benefit to Tech’s assistant coaches. Guys like Bryan Stinespring and Scot Loeffler probably don’t have any experience using Photoshop, and even if they wanted to learn it, they don’t have time. The recruiting department has those kinds of skills, and they can produce